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Old 05-17-2013, 02:40 PM
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Nope. I haven't thrown any of the releases over the past year other than the Saint. I've been waiting for the disc that they'll make that can bump the Firebird/Predator out of my bag. Thought that might be the Stag, but the reviews were too mixed to spring for one. Plus it came out around the same time that I realized that I had way too many discs and didn't throw most of them. In related news, I should have a thread in the MP soon.
How about the XXX? When compared with these new 12x super flat super beefy Firebirds, flat Opto XXX does pretty much the same thing, and just 1 mm difference in rim width, it's pretty much the same speed and feel too. I've always considered the XXX to be Latitude's Firebird.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:41 PM
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How about the XXX? When compared with these new 12x super flat super beefy Firebirds, flat Opto XXX does pretty much the same thing, and just 1 mm difference in rim width, it's pretty much the same speed and feel too. I've always considered the XXX to be Latitude's Firebird.
That's always been my impression as well.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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How about the XXX? When compared with these new 12x super flat super beefy Firebirds, flat Opto XXX does pretty much the same thing, and just 1 mm difference in rim width, it's pretty much the same speed and feel too. I've always considered the XXX to be Latitude's Firebird.
I think he's looking for the rarer less overstable variety of Firebird (more like a FL) since he mentioned "Firebird/Predator" replacement. If anything the XXX is more overstable than most Firebirds, which are typically more overstable than predators.

The opto Boatmans i threw a year ago flew similar to FL's.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:02 PM
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i have to admit i was really pumped for a overstable saint however i am more pumped for this. i absolutely love my giants however i got one of them to flip up into a headwind here in TN and worlds being in Kansas i started to get scared. I cant wait to buy one of these to try out.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:52 PM
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Don't see myself needing this lol probably stupid overstable
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:12 PM
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+1,6? Good god this thing is going to be stable.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:50 PM
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Seriously I read this and thought.. what the hell kinda wind are these guys playing in that an opto Trident/XxX combo can't handle? Those numbers are ridiculous. Although they did say this disc came straight from the pro's feedback.. and I imagine pro's will be the only people throwing this disc.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:53 PM
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I haven't read every post in this thread, but there appears to be a typo in the flight numbers being tossed around here. Surprisingly the numbers on Latitudes page indicate even more OS.

http://www.latitude64.se/golf-discs/drivers/

Speed: 13
Glide:1
Turn: 2
Fade: 6
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:06 PM
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This disc sounds like a Whippet had sex with a Xtreme which was simultaneously impregnated by a Nuke OS that was half breed Trident.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:22 PM
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Seriously I read this and thought.. what the hell kinda wind are these guys playing in that an opto Trident/XxX combo can't handle? Those numbers are ridiculous. Although they did say this disc came straight from the pro's feedback.. and I imagine pro's will be the only people throwing this disc.
They can handle big winds but they can't get big distance doing it. When is the last time you threw a XXX or Trident 450-500ft into a big head wind? That's why this disc is being made.
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